Now that the Biden administration has embraced the radical ideas of the Democratic party’s far-left progressive wing and their Green New Deal agenda, the government could soon be empowering a legion of enforcers.
The idea comes from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who remains the ideological driving force behind the party’s embrace of previously unthinkable socialist ideas, who is now calling for the creation of an army of 1.5 million strong to put boots on the ground in the war against climate change.
AOC is leading a cadre of leftist Democrats who want Joe Biden to commit to founding the Civilian Climate Corps which will be ostensibly be tasked with maintaining and cleaning up parks and “natural land” but could conceivably be repurposed as political enforcers similar to those typically seen in some of history’s most notorious oppressive regimes.
Ocasio-Cortez touted the idea via Twitter, her preferred communications medium that connects her with her cult-like followers including hordes of devoted media “reporters” who have facilitated her messaging efforts.
According to AOC; “The Civilian Climate Corps aims to employ 1.5 million young Americans – putting them to work remediating blight, maintaining our parks and natural lands – and ultimately put them on a path to a long-term career, providing support like student loan relief and child/eldercare,” she tweeted.
Much like the CCC of the New Deal-era, the GND’s Civilian Climate Corps closes the gap between those who need work and work that needs to be done. https://t.co/4SVPP2NlSz
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) May 4, 2021
She also retweeted an article from a far-left nonprofit organization that likened the mobilization of such a corps comprised of young people to a similar program under iconic Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who led the war effort against a certain European nation that also used youth groups to further its political agenda.
The creation of the Civilian Climate Corps was formally proposed via legislation last month with the “Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act” that was trumpeted by Dem lawmakers including Rep. Jamie Raskin who recently led the doomed second impeachment against now-former President Donald J. Trump.
I’m also a proud cosponsor of the Green New Deal for Cities Act and the Civilian Climate Corps for Jobs and Justice Act. Let’s put America to work building resilient infrastructure, reducing carbon emissions, & securing a clean economy for the health of our people & our planet.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) April 20, 2021
According to Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey who has tirelessly worked with AOC and other activists in the mainstreaming of the radical Green New Deal, the mission will be: “To combat the interlocking crises of the moment—climate change, racial injustice, a global pandemic, and income inequality—our government has an opportunity to equitably reimagine an idea from the past and tailor it to meet the present and the future,” he said.
Markey’s statement shows how Democrats have been able to deftly exploit the COVID crisis in order to piggyback their entire agenda on the unprecedented global health crisis and have vastly expanded the response to include battling “racial injustice” and climate change.
The initiative will cost a paltry $10 billion, chump change for Biden and the Democrats who now control the entire federal government.
As for Biden? He’s already fully onboard.
The Civilian Climate Corps is buried deep within Biden’s American Jobs Plan, the $2 trillion package that has been deceptively marketed as an “infrastructure” initiative but allocates only a small percentage of the overall cost to actual roads and bridges and the majority to social engineering schemes.
According to the massive “fact sheet” released by the White House: “This $10 billion investment will put a new, diverse generation of Americans to work conserving our public lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, and advancing environmental justice through a new Civilian Climate Corps, all while placing good-paying union jobs within reach for more Americans.”
Sounds good on paper but given the Democrats’ ruthlessness and fondness for authoritarianism as well as Biden’s declaration of war on Trump supporters, such a standing army has vast potential for abuse.